Awards & Accolades
Telecare is often recognized for its culture, innovation and commitment to providing excellent services to individuals with serious mental illness. Below are a few of our most recent awards and accolades.
Best Places to Work
On April 28, 2010, Telecare was once again recognized as a Best Place to Work in the Greater Bay Area. Telecare has received this award in six of the past seven years.
This year was particularly notable: Telecare was ranked #4 out of the 15 companies in the 501-1500 employee count group. Out of the six years we've won the award, this is the first time we've broken the top ten. Over 350 companies applied to be included on the Best Places to Work list and only 125 received the award.
Telecare's President and CEO, Anne Bakar, attended the event with 20 staff members selected from Bay Area programs. When Telecare's name was called for the #4 position, Telecare employees leapt to their feet and cheered as Anne Bakar went to the front to receive the award and say a few words about Telecare's amazing employees and the wonderful culture that makes Telecare such a fantastic place to work.
Over 80% of Telecare's programs have been accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an achievement that speaks volumes about Telecare's inclusive, client-centered approaches and our commitment to recovery for individuals with serious mental illness. Our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs received commendations of excellence, the highest possible acknowledgement given by CARF.
Innovator in the Field
Telecare was one of three organizations selected as an innovator in the mental health field by the California Endowment, the California Wellness Foundation, and the California Healthcare Foundation.
Contributions to Mental Health
Telecare President and CEO, Anne Bakar, was honored by the Iris Alliance for her contributions, through Telecare, to the mental health community. Also honored were Tipper Gore and Rusty Selix.
Leadership in the Community
Telecare President and CEO, Anne Bakar, was also honored by Girls, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of all girls, for her leadership and the example she sets for women to be smart, strong and bold.
Most Influential Women in Business
Anne Bakar was recently honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business" (April 2010). Anne joined a cadre of other accomplished women who are supporting their communities, creating opportunities, and encouraging other women to reach their highest potential. Says Anne, "One of the most empowering things a woman can do is to have a career she loves and know how to support herself financially."